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2010 Hay Bale Decorating Contest from Progressive Forage Grower

Published on 17 October 2010

The 2010 contest has concluded. Click here to see the winners!

As Editor Lynn Olsen discussed her recent editorial, the fall season brings harvest, a change in the weather and the setting of goals for the next year.

We at Progressive Forage Grower thought to ourselves why not have it bring a little competition too? Inspired by the Montana Bale Trail (Read our article about it here:, we decided to host our own contest - a hay bale decorating contest.

The process is simple enough. Dress up a hay bale on your farm, snap a photo and e-mail it to us. The most creative submission wins.

Deadline: Entries must be submitted by e-mail to by Monday, November 22. Finalists will be announced Tuesday, November 23, and public voting will take place until Tuesday, November 30. Winners will be announced Wednesday, December 1.

Oreo haystack

Gecko made out of hay

Prizes: First place wins a $50 gift certificate to Cabela's. Second and third place winners will each receive the first-ever Progressive Forage Grower hat.

Questions? E-mail or .

Examples: To help with your creative process, we have posted photos from this year's Montana Bale Trail. Photos were taken by Loni Carr of

Click here for the official rules and regulations.

FIRST: DoubleStuf Or-Hay-o
SECOND: G-Hay-cko says, "What the hay?"

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Bud-Hay The Cake Boss
Cake made out of hay
The Hay-dless Horseman
Headless horseman made out of hay

Beetle "Bale"-ey
Beetle Bailey made out of hay